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A brown-haired boy in a brown suit and white shirt, standing on a dance pad. In the upper right corner is a bar that says "Player 1." Underneath that are four arrows--left, down, up, right. Beneath that is the word "Perfect" and a right-pointing arrow. The scene is on a fiery orange background.

A brown-haired boy in a brown suit and white shirt, standing on a dance pad. In the upper right corner is a bar that says "Player 1." Underneath that are four arrows--left, down, up, right. Beneath that is the word "Perfect" and a right-pointing arrow. The scene is on a fiery orange background.

West Virginia was the first school system in the United States to incorporate a video game (Konami’s Dance Dance Revolution) into its physical education curriculum. Now, West Virginia University, ResCare Home Care and the Special Olympics are conducting a study to see if the series has benefits for people with disabilities. According to the very small blurb I was able to find, “Participants will play the game three days a week, for eight weeks. If it is successful, the Special Olympics may consider making ‘DDR’ a competitive event during its annual games.”

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